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The Resource Middle England, Jonathan Coe

Middle England, Jonathan Coe

Label
Middle England
Title
Middle England
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Coe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beginning eight years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by Poundland, and London, where frenzied riots give way to Olympic fever, Middle England follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change. There are newlyweds Ian and Sophie, who disagree about the future of the country and, possibly, the future of their relationship; Doug, the political commentator who writes impassioned columns about austerity from his Chelsea townhouse, and his radical teenage daughter who will stop at nothing in her quest for social justice; Benjamin Trotter, who embarks on an apparently doomed new career in middle age, and his father Colin, whose last wish is to vote in the European referendum. And within all these lives is the story of modern England: a story of nostalgia and delusion; of bewilderment and barely-suppressed rage. Following in the footsteps of The Rotters' Club and The Closed Circle, Jonathan Coe's new novel is the novel for our strange new times
Member of
Summary
Beginning nine years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by chain retail, and London, where both frenzied riots and Olympic fever plague the streets, Middle England tracks a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through the transformation of their society. As acutely alert to the absurdity of the political classes as it is compassionate about those left behind by elites of all sorts, this is a novel only Jonathan Coe could have written
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Costa Novel Award, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10799306
Cataloging source
ZNS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coe, Jonathan
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Rotters' Club
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Midlands (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Middle England, Jonathan Coe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"As heard on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime"--cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064420078
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9780241309476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1065525001
Label
Middle England, Jonathan Coe
Publication
Copyright
Note
"As heard on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime"--cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064420078
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9780241309476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1065525001

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